[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 14 Jun 2007
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Cattle Egret [June 4]
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, June 14, 2007
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Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3) for updates, meeting and
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sightings and use this system. To contact the Science Museum, call
Highlights of reports received June 7 through June 14 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include DICKCISSEL, PEREGRINE FALCON, OSPREY,
FORSTER'S TERN, UPLAND SANDPIPER and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER.
June 10 in the Tonawanda Management Area, a very rare find of a
DICKCISSEL, on the dirt road that runs east from the south end of
A new location for breeding PEREGRINE FALCONS - on the northbound
north Grand Island Bridge. Three young was discovered in a nest box by
bridge maintenance workers this week; however there are no known
vantage points to safely view the nest box. PEREGRINE FALCONS also
have three young in a box on the Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo,
and a third active nest is in the Niagara Falls gorge, in the
abandoned Ontario power plant. The gorge site can be seen with a
telescope from Goat Island in New York State.
Also at the north end of Grand Island, an OSPREY nest on the one of
the electric towers in the Niagara River. The nest can be viewed from
the river bank at the Eagle Overlook on Grand Island, or by hiking the
Buckhorn Island State Park trail past the bridges to the power line
crossing. This is said to be the first OSPREY nest on the Niagara
River in many decades.
June 9, on Lake Ontario, 2 very rare in June FORSTER'S TERNS on the
pier at Olcott.
At the Tillman Wildlife Management Area in Clarence on June 8, 4
UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 6 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and a YELLOW-
THR. VIREO. Two more GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were heard in Clarence
this week along Kenfield Road.
A pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS June 10 in the Tonawanda Area, on
the canal path west of Meadville Road. Also in the Tonawanda Area, a
DUNLIN, rare in June, off Route 77 east of Ditch Road, REDHEAD with
chicks on Woods Marsh, and in the Iroquois Refuge, a PIED-BILLED GREBE
with two piggy-backed young.
Last week, CLAY-COL. SPARROW and PRAIRIE WARBLER on Pingrey Road in
the Allegany County Town of Andover. This week, the same two species
on a property in the Wyoming County Town of Eagle. In the State Forest
in Town of Wethersfield, several COMMON RAVENS plus MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER and CANADA WARBLER.
A late report from June 4 - on the Niagara Peninsula, the previously
reported CATTLE EGRET on Highway 3, at house #3222 in Gasline, Ontario.
Other reports - 25 GREAT EGRETS were banded with red and white leg
markers at the Motor Island heronry. Watch for these distinctive
egrets as they disburse in later summer. From East Aurora, a rare
RED-HEADED WDPKR. at a feeder. And in a North Collins yard, PILEATED
WOODPECKER, ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK and INDIGO BUNTING.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, June 21. Please call
in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the
tone. Thank you for calling and reporting to Dial-a-Bird.
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